How to Maintain Your Car & Keep It Running Smoothly
With the economic downturn of the last several years, more and more people are opting to fix and maintain their older cars instead of trading them in for a new set of wheels. There are even statistics to back this up. For example, Experian Automotive lists the average age of vehicles on the road today […]
Can You Get an Auto Repair Loan?
Benjamin Franklin once famously wrote,“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”(1). But if you own a several year old car, you can also add “car repair” to that short list. Sometimes, those necessary repairs can be quite costly and buying a new car isn’t always the best or cheapest option. So […]
Top Problems Women Face When Going to the Mechanic
I think almost everybody faces some element of anxiety when they visit their auto mechanic. But after talking with many female friends, coworkers, and family members of mine, it seemed like their anxiety rode a little higher. So I wanted to get it down on paper – well, internet paper – what some of their […]
Car Maintenance Services You Should Never Skip
Admit it. You hate taking your car into the shop, especially when you don’t absolutely have to. But maintenance is a necessary pain that we all have to endure if we’re going to get our money’s worth out of our cars. Here’s a list of the 4 most critical car maintenance services you should stay on top […]
Pros and Cons of Buying a Used Vehicle
There probably isn’t a single person alive who’d rather own a used car instead of a new car. More often than not, the decision to go used is made by either a lack of money or the desire to hold on to as much of it as possible. Used cars are just cheaper, and that’s […]
Consumer Reviews of the Four Big Auto Repair Chains
You carefully read online reviews of local restaurants before you head out for dinner. You ask your well-coiffed friends for recommendations when you need a new hairstylist. But what about when you need to find an auto repair shop? Finding out how other consumers rate some of the most popular national auto repair chains can save you […]
What To Do When Your Car Repair Service is Taking Longer Than Planned
There always seems to be so much waiting in our daily life – from waiting in line at the coffee shop to being put on hold when calling your doctor’s office. But though waiting is a fact of life, there are times when waiting becomes something of a surprise… like when a car repair takes […]
It's Time to Find a New Auto Repair Shop: How to Tell to Your Mechanic
We’ve all been there, that dreaded moment when you know you need to sit down with someone and have “The Talk.” You know, the breakup talk. The “It’s not you, it’s me” talk. In the romantic world, breakups are inevitable. But what if it’s not the person you are dating that you want to stop […]
3 Most Expensive Car Repair Services
What better incentive to stay up on your car’s regularly scheduled maintenance than the possibility of having to pay through the nose for a costly repair? If you’re the kind of driver who never changes your oil, never rotates your tires, and never even thinks about anything other than keeping the tank full of gas, the odds […]
Pros and Cons of Buying an SUV
There’s been a good deal of debate surrounding the pros and cons of SUVs, and we’re here to… well, not settle the debate. But we’ll certainly add some fuel to the fire by providing you with some information that might help decide whether buying an SUV is the right choice for you. Take a look. […]
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